Hue Boy

27th Apr 2013 to 15th Jun 2013

Hue Boy

 by Rita Phillips Mitchell and illustrated by Caroline Binch

For children aged 3+ years and their families

Toured from 27 April 2013 – 15 June 2013

Hue Boy has a problem that everyone is talking about…..he is small and doesn’t seem to be growing “at all, at all”. His family and the villagers all have their opinion on what he should do and his school friends tease him. But still he does not grow.

Hue Boy may be the smallest boy in his village but he is big news. Pumpkin soup and exercise…..just some of the suggestions to make him grow.

This heart-warming interactive storytelling performance transports you to a Caribbean village where tutti frutti brings to life this delightful Smarties Prize winning book. With a vibrant set, original soundscape by Ivan Stott, movement by Joanne Moven, the show is set in a beautiful environment under a colourful parasol that creates a special place to enjoy this unique interactive experience.

 It is the best production I have seen for the children’s age Cleethorpes Library

Under the Parasol [Hue Boy] rates as one of the best enrichment experiences I have seen in 30 years of education. Drighlington Primary School

Families including babies were captivated.  Outstanding! Rothwell Library


© Text by Rita Phillips Mitchell, pictures by Caroline Binch

Tour Dates

Date & Time Venue Address
28th Apr 2013
12.00; 3.00
Jackson's Lane
269a Archway Road, London, N6 5AA To book tickets: 020 8341 4421

30th Apr 2013
9.45, 1.30
Cobden Primary School, Leeds

Closed performance for the school

1st May 2013
10.00; 1.15
Shakespeare Primary School

Closed performance for the school

2nd May 2013
09.45, 1.30
Asquith Primary School, Leeds

Closed performance for the school

5th May 2013
11.00; 2.00

35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA  To book tickets: 0207 613 7498

7th May 2013
- 10 May 2013
Live and Local

As part of Rural Tour

11th May 2013
Nottingham Playhouse

Nottingham Playhouse, Wellington Circus, Nottingham NG1 5AF  To book tickets: 0115 941 9419

12th May 2013
10.30; 2.30
Cambridge Junction
Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7GX  To book tickets: 01223 511511
15th May 2013
Oakham Primary School, Oldbury

Closed performance for the school

18th May 2013
Canada Water Theatre
Canada Water Library, 21 Surrey Quays Road, London, SE16 7AR  To book tickets: 0207 525 2931
21st May 2013
9.45, 1.30
Westwood Primary School, Leeds

Closed performance for the school

22nd May 2013
10.00; 1.15
St Benedict's RC Primary School, Ampleforth

Closed performance for the school

23rd May 2013
9.45, 1.15
Yeadon Westfield Primary School, Leeds

Closed performance for the school

24th May 2013
9.30; 10.45; 1.30
Hillcrest Academy
Closed performance for the school
25th May 2013
11.00; 1.00; 3.00
The Tricycle Theatre

269 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JR  To book tickets: 020 7328 1000

28th May 2013
11.00; 2.00
South Hill Park
Ringmead, Bracknell, RG12 7PA  To book tickets: 01344 484123
29th May 2013
10.30; 1.30
Leeds Central Library
Room 700, Calverley Street, Leeds, LS1 3AB  To book tickets: 01133 785 005  
1st Jun 2013
- 5 June 2013
Spark Festival, Leicester

Various school and community venues

7th Jun 2013
10.35 & 2.05
Polka Theatre

240 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London, SW19 1SB  To book tickets: 020 8543 4888

8th Jun 2013
11.05; 12.30; 2.05
Polka Theatre

240 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London, SW19 1SB  To book tickets: 020 8543 4888

10th Jun 2013
9.45, 1.30
Gomersal St Mary's Primary School, Leeds

Closed performance for the school

11th Jun 2013
9.45, 1.15
York Theatre Royal, De Grey Rooms

St Leonards Place, York, YO1 7HD  To book tickets: 01904 623 568

12th Jun 2013
9.15, 10.45
St.Oswald’s School, York

Closed performance for the school

14th Jun 2013
10.30; 1.30
Horsecross Festival

Perth Theatre, 185 High Street, Perth PH1 5UW  To book tickets: 01738 621 031

15th Jun 2013
10.30, 12.30, 2.30
Horsecross Festival

Perth Theatre, 185 High Street, Perth PH1 5UW  To book tickets: 01738 621 031

16th Jun 2013
11.00; 1.00; 3.00
Holmfirth Arts Festival
The Old Bridge Hotel, Market Walk, Holmfirth, HD9 7DA

Creative Team

Ivan Stott

Ivan Stott

Ivan has worked professionally in Theatre for 30 years as a Composer, Musician, MD, Sound Designer, Actor and Workshop Facilitator. He has created work for children and young people with some of the best children's companies and theatres across the UK and is recognised as a leading artist in this field. He is also Artistic Director of Hiccup Theatre, a small scale Company making work for young audiences which tours the UK.

Ivan has worked for Derby Theatre, National Children's Theatre of South Africa, The Young Vic, The West Yorkshire Playhouse, Octagon Bolton, Graeae, Polka Children's Theatre, Pilot Theatre Company, Contact, Theatre Centre, Half Moon Young People's Theatre, Dundee Rep, York Theatre Royal, and Red Ladder amongst many others. International projects include Visiting Grandad (Japan) 2002 and Musician in Residence at the Phalsbourg Festival (France) 1997. Ivan trained with Gypsy Musicians and ran workshops in Bucharest and Baccau (Romania) in 1993 and composed and sound designed the first European tour of John Godber's Teechers in 1992.

Ivan’s TV work includes Over to the East (Channel 4) BUG (BBC1 Millennium Eve) and for BBC Radio 4, Ivan composed the music for Wimmy Road and the Sony Award Nominated Blast.

Touring Team

Selina Zaza

Selina Zaza

Selina trained at East 15 acting school. After graduating in 2006, she played Samina in an international tour of 'When the Lights Went Out' with Tara Arts. She continued to do the rep season 'Hotbed' playing Baron in 'The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Prisoner in 'The Penal Colony', Nurse in 'Medea' and Kasturba in 'The Shadow of Gandhi'. In 2007 she toured with Theatre Centre, playing Kiran in 'Romeo in the City'; 2008 she performed in the Polka Theatre, playing a variety of characters such as Cinderella and Baby Bear in 'The Jolly Postman'; 2010, Selina played Kool Kat in 'Dick Whittington' in South Hill Park; 2011 she worked with Oxfordshire Theatre Company as Bagheera the Panther and Raksha the wolf and in 'The Jungle Book', touring in the UK as well as the Madinat Theatre in Dubai. During 2012 Selina toured with Tutti Frutti productions as Nan in 'Rapunzel' and Lolita in "Hue Boy" in 2013. She then toured Pied Piper theatre company as Mum, Gran and Mrs Mariposa in 'Care of Henry'. Selina played Mum in ‘The Boy Cried Wolf’